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Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and many more musical icons all died at the age of 27. Scandalous, tortured, dramatic, and incredibly talented, these artists torched a wild path to their early graves and shifted and shaped our culture along the way. 27 Club tells their stories. Season 4 of 27 Club brings you the story of Amy Winehouse. 27 Club is hosted and created by Jake Brennan, host and creator of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND. 27 Club is not a journalistic podcast. It is an entertainment podcast inspired by true events. Certain dialogue and scenes are sometimes fictionalized for dramatic purposes as they are in most scripted entertainment media based on true events. Sources for each episode are available at 27clubpod.com.

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Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and many more musical icons all died at the age of 27. Scandalous, tortured, dramatic, and incredibly talented, these artists torched a wild path to their early graves and shifted and shaped our culture along the way. 27 Club tells their stories. Season 4 of 27 Club brings you the story of Amy Winehouse. 27 Club is hosted and created by Jake Brennan, host and creator of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND. 27 Club is not a journalistic podcast. It is an entertainment podcast inspired by true events. Certain dialogue and scenes are sometimes fictionalized for dramatic purposes as they are in most scripted entertainment media based on true events. Sources for each episode are available at 27clubpod.com.

    Presenting Disgraceland: Icons (Trailer)

    Presenting Disgraceland: Icons (Trailer)

    Welcome to DISGRACELAND in 2024. Jake Brennan will continue to bring you the most insane stories about rock stars getting away with murder and behaving very badly ... and will also tell other stories about icons from beyond the world of music who possess dangerously compelling rock 'n roll hearts. Like Anthony Bourdain. Andy Warhol. Hunter S. Thompson. Kobe Bryant. Garth Brooks. Public Enemy. Van Halen. And so many more. Get the scoop on the exciting 2024 we have planned for you, the biggest and most iconic year in DISGRACELAND history. Rocka rolla.
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    • 1 min
    Introducing: Amplify Color

    Introducing: Amplify Color

    Charlamagne Tha God. Wendy Williams. Robin Quivers. The names are familiar, but the stories of their trials and triumphs in the radio industry may not be. Amplify Color reveals the empowering and inspirational stories of individuals who left an undeniable impact on the radio industry despite the challenges and battles they faced. Each week, host Ryan Cameron chronicles the history of Black radio through the story of a trailblazer who made a long-lasting impact on the medium that we know and love today. Subscribe to Amplify Color now wherever you get your podcasts.
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    Ron “Pigpen” McKernan” Episode 10: Good, Old, Grateful, and Dead

    Ron “Pigpen” McKernan” Episode 10: Good, Old, Grateful, and Dead

    Ron “Pigpen” McKernan’s lifelong devotion to drinking wasn’t the cause of his medical issues – chalk those up to a genetic disease. But no matter how he tried, Pig couldn’t kick the illness, he couldn’t repair the damage that had been done. He played music, followed his diet, and hoped against all hope that something would turn around. But nothing ever really did. He could never quite get up that hill. And just as Pig had slowly departed from the Dead, he was now slowly departing from the world.

    Sources:

    A Long Strange Trip: The Inside Story of the Grateful Dead, by Dennis McNally

    Living with The Dead: Twenty Years on the Bus with Garcia and the Grateful Dead, by Rock Scully with David Dalton

    Searching for the Sound, by Phil Lesh

    The Grateful Dead FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Greatest Jam Band in History, by Tony Sclafani

    This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead, by Blair Jackson and David Gans

    Death Don't Have No Mercy: Pigpen, Ten Years Gone (Relix)

    Pigpen Forever: The Life and Times of Ron McKernan, by Blair Jackson

    Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and Phil Lesh reflect on bandmate Pigpen (Marin Independent Journal)

    Grateful Dead Guide: Pigpen Solo (Dead Essays)

    Greatest Stories Ever Told - "Stella Blue" (Dead.net)

    Unsolicited Endorsement: Wake of the Flood by the Grateful Dead (Triad City Beat)

    Jerry Garcia’s final show (YouTube)

    So Many Roads: Remembering Jerry Garcia's Last Grateful Dead Show (Classic Rockers)

    Listen to Grateful Dead perform 'Box of Rain' as their final encore before Jerry Garcia's death (Far Out)

    "It was the tour from hell": Inside the Grateful Dead's last shows, and Jerry Garcia's final days (Salon)

    Bruce Hornsby Looks Back on Jerry Garcia's Last Days: 'I Miss Him So Much' (Rolling Stone)

    A Grateful Dead Analysis: The relationship between concert and listening behavior (First Monday)

    Grateful Dead Guide: Pigpen Solo (Dead Essays)

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    Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse and many more musical icons all died at the age of 27. Scandalous, tortured, dramatic, and incredibly talented, these artists torched a wild path to their early graves and shifted and shaped our culture along the way. 27 Club tells their stories. 27 Club is hosted and created by Jake Brennan, host and creator of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND. 27 Club is not a journalistic podcast. It is an entertainment podcast inspired by true events. For more shows like 27 Club, check out www.doubleelvis.com. 
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    • 30 min
    Ron “Pigpen” McKernan” Episode 9: Conquering Europe, Wasting Away, and Making a Last Stand

    Ron “Pigpen” McKernan” Episode 9: Conquering Europe, Wasting Away, and Making a Last Stand

    Against doctor’s orders, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan hit the road one more time with the Grateful Dead. The band’s 1972 tour of Europe is legendary. But at the time, Pigpen was just trying to stay above ground. You could hear it in his voice when he took the mic onstage. Close your eyes and his voice was a window into the past. But listen closer, and you’d hear something else. Something you couldn’t quite put your finger on. A distance. Some pain. Truth was, Pigpen was on borrowed time.

    Sources:

    A Long Strange Trip: The Inside Story of the Grateful Dead, by Dennis McNally

    Living with The Dead: Twenty Years on the Bus with Garcia and the Grateful Dead, by Rock Scully with David Dalton

    Searching for the Sound, by Phil Lesh

    The Grateful Dead FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Greatest Jam Band in History, by Tony Sclafani

    This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead, by Blair Jackson and David Gans

    Grateful Dead live at Chateau D’Herouville, France, 6/6/1971 (YouTube)

    Château d'Hérouville: The Castle Studio Where Bowie, Elton, and Pink Floyd Recorded (Reverb)

    June 21, 1971: Herouville, France (Dead Sources)

    Grateful Dead at the The Honky Chateau (06-21-71) (Holiday at the Sea)

    Grateful Dead live at the Fillmore East, 4/28/1971

    April 1972: Weir & Pigpen Interview (Dead Sources)

    Donna Jean Godchaux interview (YouTube)

    The Lasting Impact, and Sudden Death, of the Grateful Dead's Keith Godchaux (Ultimate Classic Rock)

    Enter Keith Godchaux (Dead.net)

    Donna Jean MacKay 3/28/98 (Levity)

    Grateful Dead live at the Boston Music Hall, 12/2/1971

    April 1972: Weir & Pigpen Interview (Dead Sources)

    Grateful Dead live at the Hollywood Bowl, 6/17/1972

    Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions - Top of the Tangent (1964) (The Savage Saints)

    For behind the scenes info and news on this episode, follow:

    Instagram: @DoubleElvis @Disgracelandpod 

    Twitter: @DoubleElvisFm @Disgracelandpod

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    Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse and many more musical icons all died at the age of 27. Scandalous, tortured, dramatic, and incredibly talented, these artists torched a wild path to their early graves and shifted and shaped our culture along the way. 27 Club tells their stories. 27 Club is hosted and created by Jake Brennan, host and creator of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND. 27 Club is not a journalistic podcast. It is an entertainment podcast inspired by true events. For more shows like 27 Club, check out www.doubleelvis.com. 
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    • 30 min
    Ron “Pigpen” McKernan Episode 8: Turning off the Love Light, Long-Awaited Redemption, and a Deadly Diagnosis

    Ron “Pigpen” McKernan Episode 8: Turning off the Love Light, Long-Awaited Redemption, and a Deadly Diagnosis

    A dark cloud of death hung over the Grateful Dead as they went into the studio to make what is arguably their masterpiece, American Beauty. Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones…they were all gone. All dead at the age of 27. But time didn’t stop. Time marched on. The cold hands of death could close in on any of them. But who? When would they go? And how would they go?

    Sources:

    A Long Strange Trip: The Inside Story of the Grateful Dead, by Dennis McNally

    Living with The Dead: Twenty Years on the Bus with Garcia and the Grateful Dead, by Rock Scully with David Dalton

    Searching for the Sound, by Phil Lesh

    The Grateful Dead FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Greatest Jam Band in History, by Tony Sclafani

    This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead, by Blair Jackson and David Gans

    Euphoria Ballroom - July 16, 1970 (Dead.net)

    The Story Behind the Song: The burden lifted by Grateful Dead's 'Box of Rain' (Far Out)

    Grateful Dead live at Winterland, 10/4/1970

    The Story of the Grateful Dead 'American Beauty'  (Classic Album Sundays)

    50 Years Later; Grateful Dead's American Beauty (Open Chord Music)

    How Grateful Dead Rose Above Hard Times on 'American Beauty' (Ultimate Classic Rock)

    October 1970: Jerry Garcia Interview (Dead Sources)

    Pigpen Solo Projects 1969, 1971, 1973 (Why?) (Lost Live Dead)

    “Operator” take 5

    Greatest Stories Ever Told - "Operator" (Dead.net)

    Janis Joplin Remembered After Her Death (Rolling Stone)

    The Day Grateful Dead's Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan Died (Ultimate Classic Rock)

    Ron "Pigpen" McKernan Dies | World History Project (World History Project)

    For behind the scenes info and news on this episode, follow:

    Instagram: @DoubleElvis @Disgracelandpod 

    Twitter: @DoubleElvisFm @Disgracelandpod

    Tik Tok: @Disgracelandpod

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    Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse and many more musical icons all died at the age of 27. Scandalous, tortured, dramatic, and incredibly talented, these artists torched a wild path to their early graves and shifted and shaped our culture along the way. 27 Club tells their stories. 27 Club is hosted and created by Jake Brennan, host and creator of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND. 27 Club is not a journalistic podcast. It is an entertainment podcast inspired by true events. For more shows like 27 Club, check out www.doubleelvis.com. 
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    • 32 min
    Ron “Pigpen” McKernan” Episode 7: Busted Down on Bourbon Street, Workingman’s Dead, and Riding that Train

    Ron “Pigpen” McKernan” Episode 7: Busted Down on Bourbon Street, Workingman’s Dead, and Riding that Train

    Busted down on Bourbon Street. Fleeced by a member of the family. Plastered on a runaway train barreling through the Canadian countryside. As the Grateful Dead faced a number of new challenges and detours, their music moved steadily ahead on solid footing – evidenced by the back-to-basics songs that made up Workingman’s Dead, their best album in years.

    Sources:

    A Long Strange Trip: The Inside Story of the Grateful Dead, by Dennis McNally

    Living with The Dead: Twenty Years on the Bus with Garcia and the Grateful Dead, by Rock Scully with David Dalton

    Searching for the Sound, by Phil Lesh

    The Grateful Dead FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Greatest Jam Band in History, by Tony Sclafani

    This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead, by Blair Jackson and David Gans

    The Grateful Dead Were "Busted Down On Bourbon Street," On This Day In 1970 (Live for Live Music)

    Jerry Garcia on the NOLA bust (YouTube)

    Pigpen Forever: The Life and Times of Ron McKernan, by Blair Jackson

    January 30, 1970: New Orleans Bust & Benefit (Dead Sources)

    Grateful Dead live at the Fillmore East, 5/15/1970

    How 1970's 'Workingman's Dead' Changed the Grateful Dead Forever (Guitar World)

    50 Years Ago: Grateful Dead Kick Up Dust on 'Workingman's Dead' (Ultimate Classic Rock)

    Workingman's Dead (The Grateful Dead Wiki)

    Lenny Hart Arrested (Dead.net)

    How 'Workingman's Dead' And 'American Beauty' Marked A Turning Point For The Grateful Dead 50 Years Ago (Forbes)

    Train kept a rollin': a brief history of the (in)famous 1970 Festival Express (RETROactive)

    1970: The Saga of the Festival Express (Mind Smoke Records)

    June/July 1970: The Festival Express (Dead Sources)

    Brian Jones: Sympathy for the Devil (Rolling Stone)

    FLASHBACK: BRIAN JONES LEAVES THE ROLLING STONES (Nights with Alice Cooper)

    Life, by Keith Richards

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    Instagram: @DoubleElvis @Disgracelandpod 

    Twitter: @DoubleElvisFm @Disgracelandpod

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    Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse and many more musical icons all died at the age of 27. Scandalous, tortured, dramatic, and incredibly talented, these artists torched a wild path to their early graves and shifted and shaped our culture along the way. 27 Club tells their stories. 27 Club is hosted and created by Jake Brennan, host and creator of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND. 27 Club is not a journalistic podcast. It is an entertainment podcast inspired by true events. For more shows like 27 Club, check out www.doubleelvis.com. 
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    • 32 min

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The writing is simply exquisite. I could listen to this guy read a cookbook. He’d make you believe you now knew exactly how the eggs felt as they were beaten. Really, truly, wonderful pod. Beautifully written and convincingly performed.

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I’m a big fan of all things Double Elvis! This is another hit pod for me! I tell anyone who will listen to check out these pods! As always your deep dives always provide new information which has helped me at trivia! Thanks!!! Keep them coming and I will keep consuming! PS that poster woul look awesome with my collection of concert posters!!!

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